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1 month ago Blog Post , Natchez

Kindness on Wheels

By Jessie Knapp Mr. Lionell Skinner began treatment at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez in June 2019.  As a resident of Ferriday, Louisiana, he made a 20-minute commute to the Cancer Center to receive treatment. A problem arose Read More........
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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Are You at Risk for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men in Louisiana and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. However, since the use of early detection tests for prostate cancer became more common, survivorship has Read More........
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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Live Pink. Think Pink. Geaux Pink.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S., and during the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone unites to recognize individuals fighting or who are survivors of this Read More........
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Medical Physicists: Calculating Cancer Care

Medical Physicists? It’s a career that isn’t widely known, but the professionals are key to the cancer care team. Medical physics is an applied branch of physics concerned with the application of the concepts and methods of physics to the Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Sharing the News: Talking to Kids about Cancer

It isn’t unusual for kids to hear about cancer– it comes up in school, on the news, and is even a common plot twist in popular TV shows. But most children never truly experience the word “cancer” unless someone they Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Check the UV Index for Safer Fun in the Sun

The idea of vacations and days off have visions of beaches, pools, summer sports and other outdoor activities dancing in our heads, but these anticipated activities unfortunately can come with a price if we aren’t properly prepared. Summers in the Read More........
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5 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

The ABCs and 123s of Cancer Stages

By Sobia Ozair, M.D., medical oncologist Stages. Lymph nodes. Metastasis. The words, letters and numbers used to describe cancer can be confusing, but they are essential not only for the doctors caring for patients, but also for patients, family and Read More........